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In My Mailbox #20

4 Feb 2012

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, which allows bloggers to share what books they've borrowed, received in the mail or bought in the past week.

Night School by C.J Daugherty
(I've been lusting after this for AGES, so I was so happy when I found out I won a copy <3 I love all books set in Academies [hehe i.e. VAMPIRE ACADEMY]. Can't wait to start this!)
( ASSASSIN NUNS! How AWESOME does that sound?!?! Haha, I find the ARC cover so hilarious - I think the animal above the title is a cross between sheep/wolf since the caption is 'Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf'. So incredibly excited to start this <3 
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood 
(I've heard FANTASTIC things about this! And I LOVE the trailer - if you haven't seen it, GO CHECK IT OUT! I'll probably start this next :D)

A huge thanks to Zac, Brodie @Eleusinian Mysteries & Robin, and Penguin Australia for the above awesomeness <3

What did you get in your mailbox? :D


  1. Got Born Wicked in the mail yesterday and I can't wait to dive in. Will be doing that tonight, diving in I mean.. :D Night School looks great too, hope you enjoy! GRAVE MERCY!!!! Where did you come from! Lucky you, I can't wait to read this!!


  2. YAYYY!!! Hope you enjoy Born Wicked <333 I'll be diving into it soon as well! (hopefully I won't be too busy :S) hahaa I won Grave Mercy from Brodie's giveaway :D I seriously still can't believe my luck!

  3. Great IMM! I can't wait to read Born Wicked & Grave Mercy. They both sound awesome! Hope you enjoy the books!

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  4. 1) I LOVE Night School!! I shall be stalking your updates to see how you're you're liking it when you start :D
    2) SQUEEEEEEEE!!! So happy Grave Mercy got there! I AM SO EXCITED TO READ YOUR REVIEW. That book sounds all kinds of crazy badass :D
    3) SQUEEEEE x2! I am dying to read this! I have a copy on it's way, so hopefully it will be there next week. All the rave reviews are making me insanely excited to read.

    I didn't get any parcels this week, so I treated myself by buying The Iron Queen since I didn't own a copy :D And oh maaaan, reread the last chapter or so *SNIFFLES*

  5. Aaaaaaah! Shiiiiirley!! So jealous! You have Grave Mercy? So, Uh... Wanna send me your address? I, Uh, don't wanna rob you or anything. PROMISE.

    Eeee! And I'm hopin to buy Born Wicked tomorrow! Seriously epic mailbox! Eeeee!

  6. Sam @ Realm of Fiction7 September 2012 at 19:05

    I can't wait to read Born Wicked! It sounds so good and it has gotten a lot of great reviews already. I have a copy of Grave Mercy, too, which I can't wait to start. I'd love to see what you think of it when you're done. Enjoy all your books! :)

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton

  7. I am so jealous that you got a copy of Grave Mercy!!!!!!!! I'm with Sarah here . . . I might rob you as well . . . well actually I might "borrow" the book. haha. Anyway, I loved Born Wicked so hope you enjoy that one!

  8. Heheeeee I'm sure I'll LOVEEEEE NIght School! I was so surprised (but EXCITED) when I picked up Grave Mercy from the PO yesterday! And it took me a while to realize its actually SIGNED<33333 OMGGGG ROBIN IS A GODDESS! ( And you too of course, for holding such an amazing event :DD)
    Eeeeeee! Hope you enjoy Born Wicked!! I LOVEEEE the cover <33333 I haven't been able to leave it alone since I received it yesterday! Hahaaa

    OMGOMGOMGOMGO REALLY?!?! DO YOU HAVE THE WHOLE SERIES NOW?!? I must get myself The Iron Daughter & The Iron Queen & then I'll own the entire series!

  9. Hahahahaa Sarah! You'll be last person ever to find out my address! And even if you do, you won't EVER find Grave Mercy :DD 'cuz it'll be locked away safely from anyone who feels the need to steal it :) ( I'm kidding!)

    Hope you enjoy Born Wicked!! I've heard FANTASTIC things about it, so hopefully I'll like it too<333

  10. Jessica@a GREAT read7 September 2012 at 19:05

    OOoh very nice!! All three sound pretty good! Will definitely have to look for your reviews on those in the future!

    My IMM will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  11. YAY!!!! I see your copy of Born Wicked!! :D I seriously, really, TRULY hope that you love it as much as I did (although maybe I'm biased because I loooooooove witches, and I loooooooove books about sisters too LOL)! Still, both the cover and trailer for it were two factors that had me literally flipping pages as soon as it came! x)

    And I've never heard of Night School before but OH MY GOODNESS, I love books set in academies too! Definitely checking it out! :) Grave Mercy looks like such a cool book as well!

    Amazing mailbox this week, Shirley! It's filled with A WHOLE LOT of awesomeness, and I really hope you love every single thing! :) <3

  12. Oooooh. Me jealous you got Grave Mercy. I look forward for your review. ;)

  13. Born Wicked was really amazing!! I hope you love it also Shirley!

    I've been hearing so much about Grave Mercy around the place. This is definitely being added to my TBR list. I love quirky novels!

  14. Hahaa you sure you can control yourself and return it to me? ( 'cuz you know, if I was you I'd just 'borrow' it and NEVER return it! But of course, that's what you're thinking of doing, right :D) LOL Born Wicked sounds SO amazinggggg <333 I'm sure I'll LOVE it :DD

  15. I can't wait to read Born Wicked!! I pre-ordered it and it should be here soon. Yay! Enjoy all of your new books and thanks for dropping by my IMM!

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  16. Really looking forward to Born Wicked!

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  17. I can't wait to read each of these! So lucky you got them this week C: Enjoy!

    Shortskie's Mailbox

  18. Oooooo Great books! I'm only hearing great things about Born Wicked! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy :) Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Kim @ The Paper Planes7 September 2012 at 19:05

    So so soooo jealous of your haul this week!! All of these are books that have been on my wishlist for AGES! Especially Born Wicked - it sounds freaking amazing!

    Really hope you enjoy them all! I can't wait to read your reviews on them <3

  20. Ooh, lucky! I am so excited about Born Wicked. :D Happy reading!

  21. Born Wicked. Awesome. I got Grave Mercy too and was stoked.

  22. Kat C @ Books and Sensibility7 September 2012 at 19:05

    Okay, Born Wicked is all over my radar ! I need this book in my life ! You have a great haul, happy reading !

  23. I've been jonesing for Night School but I can't find an online bookshop that sells it for some odd reason. Have a great week!

  24. Awesome stack this week. I've been wanting to read Night School and Born Wicked.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Livin' Life Through Books

  25. Wow! Awesome books. I've heard AMAZING things about Born Wicked and I'm so jealous that you're reading it. :P Hope you enjoy it!

  26. Heheee thanks to your gushing thoughts and 'I LOVED IT' comment on GD, I've officially decided to read Born Wicked next :DDDDD LOL YOU LOVE WITCHES! Better recommend some GRET books to me then! ( I havent read many witch-related books, except well...HARRY POTTER!)

    Thanks Mimi! I really hope I enjoy them too <3

  27. Those are some fab books! Really Jealous of night school, its sounds amazing! Hope you enjoy it :) my My IMM

  28. Samantha@BundlesofBooks1017 September 2012 at 19:05

    I really need BORN WICKED! I have been eyeing it for a long time :)

  29. Ohhh Born Wicked! It looks so good, and the trailer makes me drool. I love the cover, I love the premise... I'm so going to buy that book (:

    Haha, I love that ARC cover for Grave Mercy! Nothing like the kickass crossbow wearing girl in the finished one.

    Hope you enjoy all of your books ^^
    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews

  30. Born wicked !!!! I can't wait to read that one! and Grave Mercy looks good too! my IMM is

  31. Oh! Sorry, and: I didn't get to the bookstore on the weekend! *sad* maybe this weekend! *fingers crossed*

  32. Gahhhh! I'm, like, drooling over the incredible books you got this week. Born Wicked, Night School and Grave Mercy!?!?!? So jealous!! Happy reading Shirl <3

  33. I also got Born Wicked this week. Love me some witchy action :)

  34. Geez. Tell me how you REALLY feel *sobs* *runs away crying*
    *plots giveaway where Shirley is the winner, so I can 'send her prizes'*
    Yessss... this may just work :P

  35. Sam @ Realm of Fiction7 September 2012 at 19:09

    I thought I commented on your IMM already, but clearly not. :D I'm confusing myself. Buy anyway, yay for Grave Mercy! I got that a few weeks ago and can't wait to get started. Hope you enjoy all your new books! :)

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton


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